It's because of the pandemic, and the hit small businesses took from having to close or at least considerably scale back the number of people who could be in the shops at one time, that this year's Small Business Saturday is more important than it's been in a longtime, according to Crave Pie Studio and Provisions on Main owner Briana Carson.
A local operator of a Dunkin' location in Suwanee agreed to pay more than $1,000 in back wages after federal investigators began asking questions about sick leave that was denied to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5% last month, the lowest since the coronavirus pandemic broke out last March, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
As the Georgia economy continues its recovery, we are seeing the return of the strength and importance of logistics and transportation. Moving manufactured goods, agriculture products and employees around town and around the world requires a visionary outlook.
ATLANTA – First-time unemployment claims in Georgia fell significantly last week, continuing a downward trend that has helped the state Department of Labor catch up with a backlog of claims. Initial claims declined by 13,426 during the week to 23,827. After 34 weeks of paying out unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in […]
Gwinnett County is teaming up with Georgia Gwinnett College to help entrepreneurs in the county get off their businesses off the ground.
Corners Fine Wine and Spirits opened on Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners in mid-Seotember. It's the first package store to open in Peachtree Corners since the city was established in 2012.
Gwinnett Cares' Workforce Development COVID Response Team worked with the Goodwill of North Georgia to host a drive-thru job fair on Thursday with about 60 employers.
Gwinnett Cares' Workforce Development COVID Response Team worked with the Goodwill of North Georgia to host a drive-thru job fair on Thursday. The drive-thru format was intended to keep job seekers safe from the threat of the ongoing pandemic while also allowing them opportunities to talk to…
Musically Fed, Rhino Staging, Midwest Food Bank and Infinite Energy Center hosted a drive-thru food distribution event for music and live entertainment industry workers Thursday.
StillFire Brewing recently won the Bronze Medal at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival for its Orange Diva Blood Orange Wit Beer.
Officials from the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia are looking for a Berkeley Lake man who is believed to have allegedly defrauded customers of his financial adviser businesses out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and who disappeared one day before he was supposed to turn over business documents to federal officials last month.
Gwinnett County leaders are not officially saying the new economic development millage rate that is appearing on property tax bills in the county is only designed to pay for the massive Rowen project, but they saying it helped spur the tax's creation.
Two projects in Gwinnett County, or at least right on the edge of it, were recognized at the Metro Atlanta Development Summit earlier this month.
Republican Laurie McClain and Democrat Kirkland Carden weighed in on the big issues facing District 1, including the looming issue of dealing with the impact of COVID-19.
ATLANTA — The federal government is stepping up with $1.5 billion to replenish Georgia’s depleted Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday.
A company that specializes in public safety technology is moving its headquarters into expanded offices in Peachtree Corners.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $77,595 in grants during its September meeting, including $30,000 to organizations serving Gwinnett County.
Casino game producer Eclipse Gaming is expanding its footprint in Gwinnett County by moving into a new headquarters in the Duluth area that will expand its space by seven times and allow the company to consolidate some operations in one location.
Gwinnett County Solicitor General Brian Whiteside and the Georgia Retail Association are teaming up to encourage Georgians to follow face mask policies in retail establishments around Gwinnett County and across the state.
Residents in Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners District 1 will get a chance to hear from the candidates vying to be their district commissioner later this month.
Gwinnett residents are being encouraged to show their support of the Snellville Police Department on Thursday — by being mellow and eating some pizza.
Jack's Tavern recently released renderings and site photos for the restaurant, which will be located at the SouthLawn development in Lawrenceville. The restaurant is owned by Willie Degel, who also owns Uncle Jack's Meat House.
International water technology company Siemens is joining Gwinnett County's The Water Tower center for water innovation, research and development and training in Buford.
Peachtree Corners is teaming up with an international technology innovation company to roll out a new artificial intelligence-based smart city management system.
Former BrandBank CEO Bartow Morgan Jr. is leading a group of investors who is buying Georgia Banking Company with plans to expand its footprint in the north metro area.
ATLANTA — Initial unemployment claims in Georgia fell below 100,000 last week for the sixth week in a row, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
Partnership Gwinnett is kicking off its new five-year growth strategy effort — the fourth such effort in the history of the economic development organization — and it is soliciting input from the community.
The cause of an explosion and fire that engulfed a pallet of acetylene-filled cylinders and damaged part of a loading dock area at a Lawrenceville business is under investigation, according to Gwinnett County fire officials.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $67,400 in grants during its August meeting, including $15,000 to organizations serving Gwinnett County.
The fact that the U.S. has been in the grips of a global pandemic for much of 2020 hasn't helped efforts to redevelop the former Olympic Tennis Center site in south Gwinnett, according to county commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash.
A leading answering service company is expanding its footprint in Gwinnett County with new offices in the Sugarloaf Community Improvement District, officials at Partnership Gwinnett announced on Tuesday.
A pandemic, an economic downturn and a reassessment of what really matters to us is resulting in a massive shifting of careers. Many are using this pandemic as an opportunity to pivot industries, learn new skills, or even start a business.
Duluth-based Georgia United Credit Union and Atlanta-based Delta Community Credit Union were recently named recipients of League of Southeastern Credit Unions statewide awards.
Georgia saw strong enough economic growth over the past year despite the devastating COVID-19 pandemic to land recognition as the top state in the country to do business per an industry magazine, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power residential customers will receive an estimated $12 credit on their bills next month under a resolution the state Public Service Commission approved unanimously Tuesday.
Standing in front of the new Amazon fulfillment center in south Gwinnett on Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp and officials from the online retail giant announced the opening of the center — which is the first robotics fulfillment center in Georgia.
Highlighting “bold” women in the Gwinnett business community, the Gwinnett Chamber handed out its annual Moxie Awards last week.